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May 2018

NAM TALK 7: Inspiring Immigrant Women

Bhavna Mehta emigrated to the United States in 1989. She works with paper – cutting and embroidering it to tell visual stories that combine portraiture, botanical motifs, creatures and our modern surroundings. Mehta has exhibited widely in San Diego and Southern California. She is the recipient of the Artists Activating Communities grant from the California Arts Council (2017) in partnership with Art Produce and the Creative Catalyst grant from The San Diego Foundation (2015) with Oceanside Museum of Art. She…

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May 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

June 2018

CELEBRATE IMMIGRANTS IN SAN DIEGO – Friday, June 22nd

New Americans Museum will be in Balboa Park on Friday June 22nd to #celebrateimmigrants and we hope to see you there!

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June 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
BEA EVENSON FOUNTAIN, Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Rolling it Forward: Community Painting Workshop

Rolling It Forward Come play an active role in the completion of the art installation. Painting used skateboards for a public art project that will be installed at Liberty Station in San Diego. Open to the public, all ages welcome! Suggested Donation: $5 Please RSVP @ https://rollingitforward.eventbrite.com Location: New Americans Museum- 2825 Dewey Rd Ste 102, San Diego, CA 92106 on the second floor in the NAM Research and Learning Center For More Information on the Project Check out: insta@rollingitforward…

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June 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
New Americans Museum RLC, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 203
San Diego, 92106 United States

Body Breath Mind Connection Yoga @NAM

“Recharge Your Mind: Live your life at 100%” We are all looking to succeed in life, but rarely do we look at how to increase our capacity. Neither at home nor in school have we learned how to deal with stress, manage our emotions, or tap into our full potential. During this mini-workshop, we will get a short glimpse of that potential: •Calm the mind with a 2-min breathing exercise •Enjoy an effortless guided meditation for deep rest •Explore the…

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June 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

July 2018

Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action

This traveling exhibition demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice, overcome oppression, and prevent violence—as told through the powerful stories of those who have confronted injustice over the past century. See what courage and love can do. Since 1917, the American Friends Service Committee has been a successful Quaker experiment in nurturing the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. AFSC’s century of work demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice,…

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July 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

August 2018

Opening Reception Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action

  Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action July 25 – September 30 2018 Opening Reception Friday, August 3, 2018 This traveling exhibition demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice, overcome oppression, and prevent violence—as told through the powerful stories of those who have confronted injustice over the past century. See what courage and love can do. Since 1917, the American Friends Service Committee has been a successful Quaker experiment in nurturing the seeds of change and respect for human…

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August 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

November 2018

Dia de los Muertos Opening Reception and Talk

Join Us for the Opening Reception and Curator Talk Curator Talk @6p by Dr. Jose Guadalupe Flores, Ph.D, Anthropologist and Professor from UABC.  Stay for Mexican hot chocoloate and Pan de Muertos and listen as Dr. Flores talks about the traditional altar honoring Sor Juana Inéz de la Cruz, Writer, Poet, Women’s Rights Activitst, Nu (c.1651-1695) – A 17th century nun, self-taught scholar and acclaimed writer of the Latin American colonial perios and the Hispanic Baroque.

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November 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
$10.00

2018 New Americans Museum Soiree

Discover America through Food: Honoring the Stories and Journeys of New American Chefs   The New Americans Museum is taking your senses to another level for the 2018 New Americans Museum Soiree. Guests will be treated to a memorable and uniquely artful evening of special menus created by our region’s premier guest chefs who will share their immigrant journeys through food.  The evening will conclude with live entertainment and dancing.

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November 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$250

February 2019

Artist-in-Residence Project: A Portrait of People in Motion with Kerianne Quick

Did you come to live in San Diego from another state? Another country? Did your family or ancestors come from somewhere else? Do you have a special object from that place? Or a story about an object from that place? An object that reminds you of home, of your family, or your ancestral history? A snapshot, an item of clothing, a childhood toy, an heirloom? Something you no longer physically have, but only remember? A favorite song, your mothers recipe,…

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February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

March 2019

NAM Presents Film Screening – The Gift of Barong

New Americans Museum, in partnership with San Diego Filipino Cinema, is proud to host a special film screening of ‘The Gift of Barong: A Journey From Within’ – On Friday Night Liberty March 1, 2019, 5:30pm This film is about two generations of Filipino-American surfers from the Bay Area who traveled to the Philippines to immerse in the culture, surf the islands and rediscover themselves. What started as an innocent participation in a Filipino town fiesta and an accidental viewing…

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March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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